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CBS
Sep 25, 2012 12:00pm PDT
of the united nations. i randall pinkston at the u.n. with that story coming up. >> on the losing credibility? the controversial call by replacement referees that has nfl fans and players steaming. >> and lawrence karnow in the cbs 5 weather center, lots of hi, i'm amy for downy unstopables in-wash scent boosters, here with my favorite new intern, jimmy. mmm! fresh! and it's been in the closet for 12 weeks! unbelievable! unstopables! i'll show you how! ♪ just shake them into the washer i can't believe this lasts 12 weeks! neither can they. so you're going on tour to prove it. downy unstopables. follow jimmy's unstopables tour for free samples on downy.com. >> a wild fire that destroyed more than a dozen homes in san diego county is now only smoldering but gusty wind could push it back to life. cal fire says the fire burned four square miles near campo, near the mexican border. the fire is 55 percent contained after destroying 20 homes so far and another 25 are threatened. >> it is heartbreaking, >> it is hard. we do not have anything to come back to. >> firefighters yesterday found a body o
NBC
Sep 25, 2012 7:00pm EDT
state. randall pinkston, cbs news, the united nations. >> and president obama is campaigning in ohio tomorrow. a new washington post poll of likely voters shows the president leading romney in ohio 52-44 percent. >>> the civil war in syria, the hot topic at those united nations meetings, the secretary general demanding global action to stop the fighting. an international charity claims that kids are now traumatized for life after they witnessed the devastation and perhaps endure torture as well. the group is now pleading with the international community. help syria's youngest victims. >>> a ceremony today in la plata, honoring soldiers missing in action all the way from the vietnam war. this marks the culmination of an effort to make charles county the first county in maryland to fly the pow mia flag year round. an estimated 1700 american soldiers who served in vietnam are still considered missing in action. >> someone once said that dying for my country isn't the worst thing that can happen. being forgotten is. >> only one of the estimated 1700 missing soldiers from vietnam is fro
CNN
Sep 25, 2012 9:00am EDT
of "newsroom" before leaders gathering for the united nations general assembly. >>> i know this pales in light of what is happening in new york right now. but it is what much of america is talking about. green bay and the catch that was or wasn't. the nfl's replacement refs have been under scrutiny. this was decided on a very controversial touchdown. they both come down with the ball at the end of the game. there you see it. in tend they are award ad touchdown. many believe generali inbelief received the touchdown. >> don't ask me a question about the officials. i have never seen anything like that in all my years in football. >> look at the replay. the fact that it was reviewed. that was awful. that's all i can say about it. >> as you may imagine this is getting huge reaction on social media. packers guard t.j. lang tweeted just got -- by the nfl. nfl, come on, man. can't even be upset anymore. all i can do is laugh. laugh at the nfl for allowing america's game to come to this. wow. much more later in the newsroom. >>> for the second time in a week, atlanta falcons football player has been ar
FOX
Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
promote extremism. steve handelsman is at the united nation news in new york with more. steve? >> reporter: thanks, good evening from new york city. barack obama came to the u.n. primarily, of course, as president, but also as a candidate in a tough reelection fight. president obama aimed his u.n. speech at american voters and at most muslims who he said do not hate. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: the u.s. diplomat who loved libya, but who was murdered there. his u.s. consulate in benghazi burned. >> there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. there is no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. >> reporter: there was no sympathy from the president. but he called for a deeper look into the root causes of anti-u.s. muslim rioting, and demanded that muslim leaders do more now. >> it is time to marginalize those who even when not directly resorting to violence use hatred of mercator west or israel as the central organizing prine iie of politics. >> reporter: iran's president, ahmadinejad yesterday called for
KICU
Sep 25, 2012 7:00pm PDT
weighing in on this lockout returning to the white house with an appearance united nations the presidential reporter thought last night's refs were terrible and get regulars on the job. >>> ktvu viewers are also chiming in on whether the replacement refs impact the game. you can join the conversation at ktvu channel 2 on facebook. >>> meantime the nhl and its players have agreed to resume their labor talks on friday. the league has already locked out players. friday's talks will be the first in two weeks. friday's talks will focus on noncore economic issues. deputy commissioner bill day lee said it's important just to have those talks going again. >>> construction crews have unearthed some buried treasure in san francisco. they found the ruanes of an old city hall. the workers discovered a brick foundation near the asian art museum. they alerted authorities and found out it's the rue wins of old city hall built in the late 1800s. it took 25 years to built but just one day to destroy. archaeologists plan to study the ruanes for a few weeks before it's reburied and a new intauk. >>> in an add
FOX Business
Sep 25, 2012 10:00pm EDT
, memorialized ambassador stevens in a speech to the united nations general assembly. a speech in which the president did not say the words assassination, murder, or terrorism in relation to the ambassador's death. the president is once again blamed the terrorist strike against our consulates and the murders of four americans on a low-budget amateurish, anti-islam, almost 14-minute-long youtube video that had been on line for months before the attack. >> in every country there are those who find different religious beliefs threatening. that is what we saw play out in the last two weeks. the crude and disgusting video that sparked outrage throughout the muslim world. lou: the president did brave the assault on citizenry and blasted a run for propping up the regime is, supporting terrorism, and for refusing to prove that their nuclear ambitions are peaceful. >> just as it restrains the rights of its own people the iranian government continues to prop up the dictator in damascus and supports terrorist groups abroad. time and again it has failed to take the up today to demonstrate that its
FOX News
Sep 25, 2012 4:00pm PDT
nations, president obama spoke before the united nations general assembly. it was his final u.n. address of this term. and the problems in and around the middle east dominated both speeches as the president and governor romney addressed everything from iran's nuclear program to the attack that killed our ambassador in libya. ed henry is our chief white house correspondent and toking president obama. both men really duking it out on foreign policy all of a sudden. >> that's right. one city, two candidates and two different visions. it's clear that mitt romney is charging that the president is sitting on the side line, not active enough in the middle east. the president, as you noted, his suggestion is look, you can't dictate the facts on the ground in the middle east. some of this has to play out. where we see that most acutely is on iran where mitt romney is suggesting we should be more aggressive, maybe use military action. the president today said give sanctions some more time to work. although he added this caveat. >> that's why a coalition of countries is holding their iranian govern
FOX News
Sep 25, 2012 6:00am PDT
at the united nations general assembly. that will happen at 10:00 eastern. big moment for the president because critics have been saying he should have been more focused on the dramatic events that have been unfolding including the murder of four americans at our consulate in libya. governor romney hitting the president on the campaign trail for referring to the turmoil going on there as bumps in the road. >> there are extraordinary events going on in the middle east. considering those events either one of them or all of them collectively as bumps in the road shows a person who has very different perspective about world affairs than the perspective i have. i think this is time for america to exert leadership. this is not something we're doing in the middle east. frankly the course we're on domestically left so many people behind. i think we have to take a very different course than the course that has been followed last four years. bill: we're going to take this course. team fox coverage. chief political correspondent carl cameron. carl, i want to start with you, romney and the president both s
FOX News
Sep 25, 2012 8:00am PDT
with this fox news alert of the president obama just wrapping up his address to the united nations general assembly. the president challenging the international community to confront the causes of violence erupting across the muslim world and delivering a stern warning to iran saying the united states will do what it must do to prevent tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. we're going to have reaction to the president's u.n. address coming up in just a moment. first though, brand new stories and breaking news. >> the deadly west nile virus outbreak across our country is now getting worse. with one state hit very hard, the new efforts to stop the virus right in its tracks. >>> wild weather killer floods and mudslides are forcing more than a million folks out of their homes. we're live with that story. >>> plus a new first for the mars rover as its robotic arm reaches out to touch a huge rock on the planet. now the rover on the move again. where it is headed next and why the trip is making history. it is all "happening now.". jamie: first back to our top story, violence in the middle east
NBC
Sep 25, 2012 6:00am PDT
of the united nations be overshadowed by campaign politics? >>> and you'll want to seek shade this afternoon inland, upper 80s, close to 90 degrees. 70 bayside, 60s at the coast and hotter days ahead. your forecast in moments. >>> and we have a lot of traffic hitting the roads right about now. it's traffic tuesday. we'll show you where the sensors are showing red even as we speak. >>> and a live look outside waiting for the sun's arrive over the bay area. tuesday, september 25th. this is "today in the bay." >>> straight up 6:00. good morning, everybody. always appreciate you joining us. i'm jon kelley. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. crews have just left the scene of an overnight fire at a duplex in south san francisco. this is a live look at the scene. you see the house there boarded up. a two-alarm fire broke out about 11:00 last night. it's now out, obviously, but the investigation is just getting under way. we're getting reports of some injuries in that fire. we're still waiting for more details and of course will bring them to you as soon as we get them. >>> governor jerry brown signing
PBS
Sep 25, 2012 3:00pm PDT
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> woodruff: at the united nations today, president obama condemned violence in the muslim world, and he told world leaders time is running out to resolve differences over iran's nuclear program. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight, we get reaction to the president's speech from margaret warner in new york. >> woodruff: and we assess the administration's foreign policy as mitt romney criticizes the president for the way he's handled overseas crises. >> ifill: then, paul solman looks at why applying for jobs online may just not work. >> woodruff: what's behind the >> i check the email and the job sites hourly. from 7:00 in the morning until midnight. >> woodruff: what's behind the drop in s.a.t. scores? ray suarez looks at the surge in the number of students taking the test, and what it tells us about learning. >> ifill: plus, we talk with journalist bob merry. his new book explores how voters, pollsters, and historians judge presidents. >> you can't be a leader of destiny, a
NBC
Sep 25, 2012 4:00am PDT
in iran, syria, and the broader muslim world before the united nations general assembly. nbc's tracie potts joins us with those details. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. there's a lot at stake here. the president is explaining where we stand on some of the big issues internationally, but also this is a big issue and a big speech for the president himself politically. >> first thing is first here. we do have an election ahead. i've got a lot of things i want to do in a second term. >> reporter: president obama on "the view" before speaking to the united nations general assembly today. aides say he will focus on the recent unrest in the middle east and the death of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans in libya. mitt romney is criticizing him for calling these events bumps in the road. >> these are not bumps in the road. these are human lives. these are developments we do not want to see. >> considering those events, either one of them or all of them collectively as bumps in the road shows a person who has a very different perspective about world affai
NBC
Sep 25, 2012 4:30am EDT
, and the broader muslim world before the united nations general assembly. nbc's steve handelsman reports from washington. >>> president obama headed to new york with critics assailing his priorities. he'll address the united nations but make another campaign appearance on "the view" instead of meeting one on one with world leaders. >> there are all kinds of things i want to do in the second term. >> reporter: no meetings scheduled with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who's angered democrats by demanding a tougher obama stance on iran. on "60 minutes" he seemed to talk about netanyahu. >> anything i do is right for the american people and i am going to block out any noise that's out there. >> reporter: the white house claims what the present meant was. >> his objective is to take every step possible to enhance israel's security. >> reporter: mr. obama had downplayed anti-american rioting. >> i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road. >> reporter: but after ben zbaz zi, the u.s. ambassador assassinated, syria out of control, mi
FOX
Sep 25, 2012 4:00am EDT
before the united nations general assembly. nbc's steve handelsman reports from washington. >>> president obama headed to new york with critics assailing his priorities. he'll address the united nations but make another campaign appearance on "the view" instead of meeting one on one with world leaders. >> there are all kinds of things i want to do in the second term. >> reporter: no meetings scheduled with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who's angered democrats by demanding a tougher obama stance on iran. on "60 minutes" he seemed to talk about netanyahu. >> anything i do is right for the american people and i am going to block out any noise that's out there. >> reporter: the white house claims what the present meant was. >> his objective is to take every step possible to enhance israel's security. >> reporter: mr. obama had downplayed anti-american rioting. >> i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road. >> reporter: but after ben zbaz zi, the u.s. ambassador assassinated, syria out of control, mitt romney campaigning in c
CNN
Sep 25, 2012 2:00am PDT
as he speaks to the united nations general assembly on its opening day. the president is expected to address the recent violence in the middle east, the u.s. consulate attack in libya and issue a new warning to iran about its nuclear program. >> but president obama is not meeting one-on-one with any of the world leaders. he had 13 bilateral meetings last year. cnn foreign affairs reporter is with us. what can we expect from the president's speech this morning? >> obviously the president is going to touch on some of the big issues out there. he's going to talk about syria and how to contain the crisis there and get president bashar al assad out. he has to address the last couple of weeks, the consulate attack in libya but more importantly, the raging protests that have gone through the middle east, these anti-american protests. secretary clinton was speaking to the clinton global initiative yesterday and previewed what the president was going to say about the need to not have extremist hijack the arab spring. let's take a listen to what she said. >> people and leaders from across t
ABC
Sep 25, 2012 4:00am PDT
," before entering the lion's den today, a united nations speech to the world. >>> two awful words at breakfast time, bacon shortage. the grim outlook for the next year. >>> and the long-awaited dancing debut. a leader is already emerging, as all-stars hit the dance floor for a new season with new rules. >>> good morning. i'm john muller. rob nelson is on assignment. >> i'm sunny hostin, in for paula faris. we begin this tuesday with the firestorm over "monday night football" and what seems like a new low point in the lockout of nfl referees. >> the third week was definitely not the charm for the replacement refs. their string of controversial calls came to a head at the end of last night's seattle/green bay game. >> the game's final play. it's a wilson loft to the end zone. >> reporter: seattle tried for a game-winning hail mary pass that looked like an interception. >> who has it? who did they give it to? touchdown. >> reporter: mike tirico calling it on espn. but the refs were literally giving mixed signals. >> after review, the call on the field stands, touchdown, seattle. >> s
PBS
Sep 25, 2012 5:30pm PDT
upon which the united nations was founded. if we are serious about these ideals, we must speak honestly about the deeper causes of the crisis. because we face a choice between the forces that would drive us apart and the hopes that we hold in common. >> woodruff: at least 50 people ve died in the violen. initially sparkd by an anti-islamic video. and u.s. ambassador chris stevens was killed in an assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the president condemned the video, but he insisted there is no justification for mindless violence. >> given the power of faith in our lives and the passion that religious differences can inflame, the strongest weapon against hateful speech is not repression. it is more speech. the voices of tolerance that rally against bigotry and blasphy anlift up e values of understanding and mutual respect. >> woodruff: mr. obama also had a new warning on iran's nuclear program. yesterday iranian leader ahmadinejad repeated his claim that the program is only for peaceful purposes, an explanation the u.s. and other countries dismiss. today the president said
FOX
Sep 25, 2012 7:00am PDT
to speak before the united nations general assembly in new york. ktvu's allison burns with more on what the president will say, particularly about iran. allison. >> reporter: dave, the president will be speaking any minute now. he has seen his public approval ratings decline on the issue of foreign policy recently. so, this morning he certainly is going to try to step up his game. his address will be his fourth speech to the general asemi establish and this one comes just six weeks before the presidential election. president obama will use the forum this morning to condemn the antiislamic film that has sparked rage. he is also going to step up pressure on iran and say the u.s. will do what it must to present iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. >> unfortunately foreign policy becomes not so much an issue of demonstrating wisdom as it is an issue for demonstrating toughness. >> the president will tell iran that time is not unlimited. we will have more coverage of the president's speech and reaction throughout the morning here on ktvu. reporting from washington, d.c., allison burns, k t
FOX News
Sep 26, 2012 3:00am PDT
. this will be his last time in the podium in the united nations general assembly. he is leaving the presidency of iran. >> steve: she gave us the peace sign and we give half back. >> not only will he be speaking today . but yesterday president obama had spoke. he did come to the podium this is an annual event. one . things he focused on. he didn't say the word terror in regard to libya. but talked about the freedom of speech right we have in this counselry. >> i know some who ask, why don't we ban such a video. the answer is enshrined in our laws . our constitution protects the right to free speech. here in the united states, countless publicications provoke offense. like me, the majorit of the merrence are christian and yet we don't ban blasphemy on our sacred beliefs. as president of our country and commander of chief of our military i accept people call me awful things every day. and i will always defend their right to do so. >> steve: if the president continues to talk about freedom of speech we have in this country, that's true. but why the dumb movie? he kept referring to the movie as th
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am PDT
the united nations general assembly later today. a live look for you at the united nations. the leader of the ivory coast speaking right now. the iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad is scheduled to speak in about two hours. western lead verse a history of walking out on his speeches. in a sign of protest. demonstrators are expected outside the u.n. during his address. >>> and disapproval already lobbed in the direction of ahmadinejad. monday, walking out on a session when iran's president began to speak. the two countries are at odds over iran's nuclear program. sara sidner joins us live from jerusalem. what's the reaction there? we were curious. >> reporter: well, carol, what's interesting is, today is a very, very important, perhaps the most sacred of jewish holiday, yom kippur. what's happening today, no newspapers printed. no newspapers deliverrd and we're hearing absolutely nothing from israeli leaders at this point in time. they've kept quiet. probably awaiting to hear what ahmadinejad has to say when he speaks to the unga. i can tell you over the years, a lot of frustration w
NBC
Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
more on his address before the united nations general assembly. top. >> a very nice day. yes, the clouds have arrived. here are the numbers, 76 and 53. nice, 77 and 59. record high 95. record low 39. six of the last ten nights downtown have been in the 50s. we'll come back and we have showers on radar. we'll talk about that and maybe a thunderstorm. >>> plus, the struggling senate campaign of missouri republican, todd aiken, not only is he not going away, it looks like he's picking up support. those stories and much more still ahead. >>> today is the deadline for todd aiken to withdraw from the race. members of his own party, including presidential candidate, mitt romney, are urging him to withdraw. it's the result of an interview where women can shut down the whole thing in order to avoid pregnancy. not everyone is distancing themselves from aiken, including newt gingrich. >> i don't see how any national republican and good conscious after tomorrow has any choice except to say, the choice is the republican nominee where senator mccaskill, i am for the republican nominee. >>
FOX Business
Sep 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, the united nations general assembly meeting in new york city in its second day. a hot button issue taking center stage. terrorism and how president obama is handling those threats. earlier he addressed the u.n. about the iranian government pursuit of nuclear arms. take a listen to what the president had to say. >> iranian government continues to prop up a dictator in damascus and support terrorist groups abroad. time and again it failed to take the opportunity to demonstrate its nuclear program is peaceful and meet the obligations to the united nations. america wants to resolve the issue through diplomacy. we believe there is time and space to do so. melissa: does this help the president persuade the world that he is tough on terror? let's talk with someone who definitely is, new york city mayor rudy giuliani. what do you think of that? >> i thought president obama pursue basically failed policy from the day he got into office. he was telling us that four years ago we were going to pursue diplomacy. in that four years iran enriched-uranium three times more than when president obama came i
FOX
Sep 25, 2012 5:00am EDT
. he'll address the united nations general assembly. this is video from two years ago when he first spoke to the general assembly. he'll discuss violent i shaseve issues, including violent protests in egypt. >>> mitt romney says the president was downplaying the violence when he described the protests as road bumps on the path to peace in the region. >> these are not bumps in the road. these are human lives. these are developments we do not want to see. this is time for the president, who will shape events in the middle east, not just be merciful or be at the mercy of events in the middle east. >> romney will campaign today and tomorrow in ohio. >>> democrats are turning their attention to a different battleground state this week, virginia. vice president joe biden will campaign in the commonwealth today. he'll be in chesterfield county right outside richmond. president obama will visit virginia beach on thursday. he holds a slight lead over mitt romney in most recent polls in virginia. >>> 5:04. a fauquier county high school is remembering a popular student-athlete killed in a car
FOX
Sep 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
will speak to the united nations general assembly. this is video from two years ago. the white house says the president will discuss several foreign policy issues, including violent protests in the middle east. mitt romney is criticizing the president for referring to that violence as, quote, bumps in the road on the path to peace. suggesting the president is downplaying the crisis. >>> meanwhile, romney is campaigning in ohio today and tomorrow. his bus tour through the buckeye state will focus on energy and trade. romney spent yesterday in another battleground state, colorado. ohio may be key to his white house hopes. no republican has lost there and won that election. he'll campaign alongside running mate paul ryan in ohio. >>> joe biden is in virginia today. and president obama will visit virginia beach on thursday. the only states visited more are florida and ohio. >>> a student-athlete in fauquier county is being remembered this morning after being killed on his way to l skoo. family and friends held a roadside vigil for 16-year-old ian heflin last night. he died when his car slamme
CNN
Sep 25, 2012 12:00pm PDT
for iran. in a speech before the united nations, just a couple of hours ago, the president warned against allowing iran to develop nuclear weapons. >> make no mistake, a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. it would threaten the elimination of israel, the security of gulf nations, and the stability of the global economy. it risks triggering a nuclear arms race in the region and the unraveling of the nonproliferation treaty. that's why a coalition of countries is holding the iranian government accountable and that's why the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> chief white house correspondent jessica yellin outside the united nations for me. the president very much so been under pressure from israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and from mitt romney to draw a tougher line when it comes to iran. how did he handle that today at the u.n.? >> reporter: well, he resisted campaign season pressure to intensify his rhetoric against iran just to respond to his critics. he did use stark language to describe what we know to
KRON
Sep 25, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >> the united kingdom's national pig association is warning that a world so shortage of pork and they can next year is now unavoidable. this is connected to the drugs that happen all around the world. >> we're waiting for president obama to address the united nations general assembly. he is about to take the podium right now. this is after the iranian president addressed at the un yesterday calling... we're expecting the president to have harsh words. let's listen and. >> fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen. i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevenson. chris was born in a town called the grass valley california the son of a lawyer and a musician. as the unman chris joined the peace corps and taught english in morocco. he came to love and respect the people of middle africa and the northeast. he kept that commitment throughout his life. as a diplomat he worked from egypt to syria, from saudi arabia to libya. he was known for walking the streets where he worked. tasting the local food, meeting as many people as he could. speaking arabic and listening wit
ABC
Sep 25, 2012 5:00am EDT
to a quick end to violence. t obama will be speaking at the united nations and we will continue to story this morning viewers anyr updates on air and online. olabanji, abc 7 news. >> prince george's county police public meeting night to discuss the recent murder of a high-school student, 18-year-old marckel ross, shot and killed on walked to11 as he in. capitol school in investigators are searching for the gunman and have not said what may have led to the shooting. tomorrowng begins at 7:00 at central high school. >> back to normal this morning at dulles international airport after a bomb scare. garages were closed several hours last night while conducted a thorough search. uncover anything suspicious. arriving flights were delayed, the airports were not shut down. outside.52 degrees >> much more to come. details into last week's thousands of details into last week's thousands of passengers been shopping so smart, cash back with your freedom card getting cash bk on what? close shave and haircut fan for the ceiling. you're gonna cool off that hoooounddd! tonight you gotta get your cash ba
CNN
Sep 25, 2012 10:00am PDT
, but more imrtantly president obama addressing the united nations today and he hit on a lot of topics, iran, talked syria, coemnethe deadly anti-american protests that rippled across the american world. i want to play some of this for you. this is when the president gets personal. he's calling for patience and restraint. >> like me, the majority of americans are christian and yesterday we do not ban blasphemy against our most sacred beliefs. as president of our country, and commander in chief of our military, i accept that people are going to call me awful things every day. and i always defend their righ to do so. >> there was some applause afterwards. cnn's chief white house correspondent jessica yellin for me outside the u.n. today. it is a very personal approach, jessica, from the presidt, wo't you agree putng himself out there ying what he did? >> reporter: he was explaining to the world, brooke, american values, and u.s. -- the value of the freedom of expression, free speech, and also the american appreciation and protection for the freedom of religion. and so, yes, he did it in a per
ABC
Sep 25, 2012 5:30pm PDT
today but before a world audience of allies and adversaries at the united nation. he gave a passionate tribute to the u.s. ambassador killed in libya and called on the room to make a united stand against extremism machine here's jake tapper. >> reporter: the president made the focus of his united nations speech about a man who wasn't there. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: with a tribute to a u.s. ambassador to libya, attacked and killed in the dead of night in benghazi two weeks ago today. he extommed the humanity and hope stevens stood for. today, we must affirm that our future will be determined by people like chris stevens, and not by his killers. >> reporter: but, in many ways, the president's speech seemed targeted at his domestic audience -- accused by republicans of glibly down playing the unrest in the muslim world, the president demanded an end to the violence. >> there is no speech that justifies the mindless violence. there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. >> reporter: and while only days ago
ABC
Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm PDT
ob krauma told the united nations he's disgusted by the antiislamic movie made by a california man but added bhaiming the united states is also wrong. the movie have become an issue in the race for the white house and abc 7 news is here with the latest on this controversy. >> the president spoke at the un general assembly today. and there is both talking foreign policy. >> at the united nations president obama used the world stage to decry recent u.s. attacks. >> they were attacks on america and should be no doubt we'll be relentless in tracking down killers and bringing them to justice. >> mitt romney hammer the president as what he characterized as the president's response. >> he said the development are bumps in the road. that is my reaction. bumps in the road? we had an ambassador assassinated. >> and we must reaffirm our future will be determined by people like chris stevens and not his killers. >> and then, added this lesson intolerance. >> and we do not ban blaspheme. i expect people gorg call me awful things every day? >> and i will defend their right to do so. >> this g.o.
CBS
Sep 25, 2012 4:00am PDT
protection was egypt's duty. susan mcginnis has more now from the united nations. >> reporter: in a speech to the u.n. general assembly this morning, president obama is prepared to tell the world the u.s. will do what it must to make sure iran never obtains a nuclear weapon. >> every option available, and that includes the military option, remains on the table. >> reporter: iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad denies the accusations his country is trying to develop a nuclear weapon. >> translator: let's even imagine we have an atomic weapon. what intelligent person would fight 5,000 american bombs with one bomb? >> reporter: the president is also expected to address unrest in syria, libya, and other countries, but it was a comment he made on "60 minutes" that's grabbed the most attention in the presidential campaign. >> have recent events in the middle east given you any pause about your support for the governments that have come to power following the arab spring? >> i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road. >> reporter: mitt rom
MSNBC
Sep 25, 2012 2:00am PDT
the united nations general assembly. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with details. good morning. >> reporter: this is a big deal. not only for the president explaining where the world stands but for him politically. >> but first things first -- we've got an election. >> reporter: on "the view" before speaking to the united nations general assembly. aides say he'll focus on the recent unrest and death of ambassador christopher stevens. >> these are not human bumps in the road. >> either one or all of them shows a person with a different perspective than the perspective i have. >> reporter: today's u.n. speech will be the president's first international address since violence erupted across the muslim world. >> also so -- >> reporter: in bilateral meetings secretary clinton was told security of their embassy is their duty and must emphasize that nuclear weapons must be kept away. despite warnings from the u.n. he declared israel will be eliminated. the u.s. responded quickly calling that comment disgusting, offensive and outrageous. lynn? >> tracie, thanks. >>> elsewhere. missouri
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